Come and join us!

We are looking for a biostatistics scientist to come help us develop and analyse our growing dataset on novel bacterial species.

We are a multi-disciplinary team that bring skills in many areas from across the world. We are funded by some of the biggest biotech angels in Europe including Peder Holk Nielsen (Former CEO of Novozymes), Jonathan Milner (Founder of Abcam), Claudio Costamagna (Former CEO of Goldman Sachs Europe) and Hugh Grant (last CEO of Monsanto).

In this role you will join our R&D team in collating and analysing large-scale datasets generated through our bacterial generation and screening pipelines. Together this supports our vision to discover solutions to global issues including the discovery of new antibiotics against resistant bacteria and fungicides to support global food security.


You should have:

  • A PhD involving analysis of large biological datasets (or equivalent experience)

  • A solid grounding in core statistical principles

  • Background in handling big data with large numbers of variables

Experience we’re particularly interested in:

  • Experience in the wet lab, in particular work with microbial cultures 

  • Prior experience with bacterial datasets

  • Design and execution of statistical methods including:

    • Multiple linear and logistic regression

    • Multivariate analysis of variance

    • Principal component analysis

    • Bayesian and Frequentist methods 

    • Markov chain Monte Carlo 

  • Python/R

  • MySQL

Your responsibilities will include a selection of the following (dependent on background):

  • Interaction with lab scientists to effectively collect data and guide future data acquisition and analysis pipelines – with a possibility to include some time spent in the lab

  • Analysis of results produced by research scientists to track progress, make predictions and detail insights

  • Developing data analysis pipelines preferably using R

  • Documenting statistical methods used in detailed protocols

  • Communicating statistical results to improve our bacterial generation pipeline

  • Collaborating with research scientists and bioinformaticians to determine proper experimental deigns for future data procurement

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary

  • New lab and office space in central London

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays

  • Access to training courses for personal and professional development

  • Regular team socials on our 5th floor balcony and beyond

  • Diverse team of colleagues (check out our team page to meet us)

  • Opportunity to shape an innovative new company as we grow

We recognise that a diverse team helps Bactobio to be more innovative and produce better results which will ultimately ensure our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on gender, race, colour, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.